On Space http://aviationweek.com/blog/6698/feed en SpaceX Slips ISS Cargo Run To Early January http://aviationweek.com/blog/spacex-slips-iss-cargo-run-early-january <div class="node-body blog-body">Company opts to conduct second Falcon 9 static fire test before launch.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/spacex-slips-iss-cargo-run-early-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/spacex-slips-iss-cargo-run-early-january#comments Space North America On Space Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:25:00 +0000 1238801 at http://aviationweek.com Rosetta Points to OSIRIS-REx, Hayabusa 2 to Solve Earth's Water Mystery http://aviationweek.com/blog/rosetta-points-osiris-rex-hayabusa-2-solve-earths-water-mystery <div class="node-body blog-body">"We knew that Rosetta's in situ analysis of the comet was always going to throw up surprises...," said Matt Taylor, ESA's Rosetta project scientist.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/rosetta-points-osiris-rex-hayabusa-2-solve-earths-water-mystery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/rosetta-points-osiris-rex-hayabusa-2-solve-earths-water-mystery#comments Space On Space Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:52:00 +0000 1234531 at http://aviationweek.com Orbital to launch next CRS mission atop ULA Atlas 5 in September http://aviationweek.com/blog/orbital-launch-next-crs-mission-atop-ula-atlas-5-september <div class="node-body blog-body">Orbital says a re-engined Antares rocket will conduct flights to the ISS for NASA from the company's Wallops Island launch site on Virginia's eastern shore in early 2016</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/orbital-launch-next-crs-mission-atop-ula-atlas-5-september" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/orbital-launch-next-crs-mission-atop-ula-atlas-5-september#comments Space North America On Space Tue, 09 Dec 2014 20:52:00 +0000 1233001 at http://aviationweek.com Russia's Angara 5 on track for December debut http://aviationweek.com/blog/russias-angara-5-track-december-debut <div class="node-body blog-body">Khrunichev says the heavy-lifter has been undergoing pad tests at Plesetsk Cosmodrome since mid-November</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/russias-angara-5-track-december-debut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/russias-angara-5-track-december-debut#comments Space On Space Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:25:00 +0000 1231871 at http://aviationweek.com Orion Returns to Earth with a Triumphant Pacific Splash Down http://aviationweek.com/blog/orion-returns-earth-triumphant-pacific-splash-down <div class="node-body blog-body">"Every system on the spacecraft functioned by the book -- from start to finish," NASA's Rob Navias reported from Mission Control</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/orion-returns-earth-triumphant-pacific-splash-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/orion-returns-earth-triumphant-pacific-splash-down#comments Space On Space Fri, 05 Dec 2014 16:35:00 +0000 1231211 at http://aviationweek.com The Rise of Orion http://aviationweek.com/blog/rise-orion <div class="node-body blog-body">"It was just magnificent, a dawn launch," said NASA astronaut Rex Walheim, who flew aboard NASA's final space shuttle mission, STS-135, in July 2011. "I'd love to fly on Orion."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/rise-orion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/rise-orion#comments Space On Space Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:37:00 +0000 1231171 at http://aviationweek.com Exploration Flight Test-1: Orion's "Trial by Fire" is Underway http://aviationweek.com/blog/exploration-flight-test-1-orions-trial-fire-underway <div class="node-body blog-body">"Very exciting," said Mark Geyer, NASA's Orion project manager. "The launch itself was just a blast. We're looking forward for the rest of the day."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/exploration-flight-test-1-orions-trial-fire-underway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/exploration-flight-test-1-orions-trial-fire-underway#comments Space On Space Fri, 05 Dec 2014 12:26:00 +0000 1231121 at http://aviationweek.com NASA slips Orion EM-1 readiness to 2018 http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasa-slips-orion-em-1-readiness-2018 <div class="node-body blog-body">A precise launch date for the 2018 flight test has not been set, though NASA is expected to determine a new target date by late spring 2015. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasa-slips-orion-em-1-readiness-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasa-slips-orion-em-1-readiness-2018#comments Space On Space Fri, 05 Dec 2014 10:21:00 +0000 1231111 at http://aviationweek.com NASA slips Orion EM1 flight to 2018 http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasa-slips-orion-em1-flight-2018 <div class="node-body blog-body">A precise launch date for the 2018 flight test has not been set, though NASA is expected to determine a new target date by late spring 2015. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasa-slips-orion-em1-flight-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasa-slips-orion-em1-flight-2018#comments Space On Space Fri, 05 Dec 2014 09:47:00 +0000 1231101 at http://aviationweek.com Launch Teams Hustle To Place Orion In Orbit Early Friday After Scrub http://aviationweek.com/blog/launch-teams-hustle-place-orion-orbit-early-friday-after-scrub <div class="node-body blog-body">"We'll go make sure we have a happy rocket," vowed United Launch Alliance COO Dan Collins. "As soon as we do that, we will get back to the pad and send Orion off to a very successful flight." </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/launch-teams-hustle-place-orion-orbit-early-friday-after-scrub" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/launch-teams-hustle-place-orion-orbit-early-friday-after-scrub#comments Space On Space Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:52:00 +0000 1230661 at http://aviationweek.com Delta IV issues, Winds Scrub Orion's Exploration Flight Test-1 Debut http://aviationweek.com/blog/delta-iv-issues-winds-scrub-orions-exploration-flight-test-1-debut <div class="node-body blog-body">NASA, Lockheed Martin look to a second launch attempt on Friday at 7:05 a.m., EST.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/delta-iv-issues-winds-scrub-orions-exploration-flight-test-1-debut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/delta-iv-issues-winds-scrub-orions-exploration-flight-test-1-debut#comments Space On Space Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:48:00 +0000 1230451 at http://aviationweek.com New Date for Proton Launch of Astra 2G a Moving Target http://aviationweek.com/blog/new-date-proton-launch-astra-2g-moving-target <div class="node-body blog-body">ILS says a spare Briz-M gyro unit in Baikonur is being swapped for the faulty one, which was removed and sent back to the manufacturer last week.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/new-date-proton-launch-astra-2g-moving-target" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/new-date-proton-launch-astra-2g-moving-target#comments Space Global On Space Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:34:00 +0000 1230461 at http://aviationweek.com U. S. Italian and Russian Astronauts Dock with International Space Station http://aviationweek.com/blog/u-s-italian-and-russian-astronauts-dock-international-space-station <div class="node-body blog-body">"I know I have done nothing special to be the first Italian woman to fly to space," said European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/u-s-italian-and-russian-astronauts-dock-international-space-station" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/u-s-italian-and-russian-astronauts-dock-international-space-station#comments Space On Space Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:46:00 +0000 1225091 at http://aviationweek.com ATK Body Language Hints at Russian Engine for Antares http://aviationweek.com/blog/atk-body-language-hints-russian-engine-antares <div class="node-body blog-body">Ahead of merger, ATK assessed “political risks” of Orbital's new engine choice.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/atk-body-language-hints-russian-engine-antares" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/atk-body-language-hints-russian-engine-antares#comments Space North America On Space Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:04:00 +0000 1223491 at http://aviationweek.com Philae Mission Winds Down As Rosetta Orbiter Enters New Science Phase http://aviationweek.com/blog/philae-mission-winds-down-rosetta-orbiter-enters-new-science-phase <div class="node-body blog-body">As the probe's last science data was relayed to Earth Nov. 15, its power rapidly depleted.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/philae-mission-winds-down-rosetta-orbiter-enters-new-science-phase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/philae-mission-winds-down-rosetta-orbiter-enters-new-science-phase#comments Space Europe On Space Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:10:00 +0000 1221711 at http://aviationweek.com